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Single Idea 19091

[catalogued under 14. Science / B. Scientific Theories / 1. Scientific Theory]

Full Idea

As mathematically understood, the world is not an object of experience but instead an object of thought.

Gist of Idea

Seeing reality mathematically makes it an object of thought, not of experience


Danielle Macbeth (Pragmatism and Objective Truth [2007], p.183)

Book Reference

'New Pragmatists', ed/tr. Misak,Cheryl [OUP 2009], p.183

A Reaction

Since I am keen on citing biology to show that science does not have to be mathematical, this nicely shows that there is something wrong with a science which places a large gap between itself and the world.